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Ron P.
Age: 55
Gender: Male
State: South Dakota
Primary Program: P90X®
Supplement: Shakeology®, Whey Protein Powder
My Stats
Before AFTER
Dress/Pants Size4034
Right Arm1614
Left Arm1614
Right Thigh2522.5
Left Thigh2522.75
Body Fat %39.520.2
Blood Pressure135/82107/68
as-of 12/19/2012
Ron P.
LOST 48 LBS and 10" off WAIST
I stand taller and walk proud . . . I am wearing clothes that I never dreamed that I would be able to fit into.
What Ron P. won:
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? * I was always the one from the "fat jokes." "This guy was huge...bigger then Ron." Wow! That big huh? So, my self image always took a beating. I was out of breath walking even a short distance. Clothes didn't fit right and kept getting tighter. I had no energy and felt like a "slug."
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey? * One day I walked from our shop up the hill to the house and I was out of breath. I realized that at 280# and with my dad's cardiac history that if I wanted to live longer that I had to do something. This was when I "hit the wall." Nov 1,2011 I went on a low carb diet. No more of the foods that I had loved all my life. I was determined to change how I ate and how I looked. I started looking at Facebook sites with inspirational pictures and slogans to keep me in the right frame of mind. I had bought and tried Insanity but never really got past the first week. As some of the weight started coming off, I found that I was able to move easier and feeling better about myself. May 2012 I started Insanity with two of my daughters and completed it in July 2012.. We gave each other our word that we would NOT miss a day. Nov 2012 I finished P90X.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge? * My greatest challenge has and always will be my mind. I can talk myself out of anything. This is especially true if pain is involved. Working out and depriving myself of foods that I loved was hard. I was at a point that physical activity of any kind was difficult. But, with determination and accountability to my daughters, I began this journey. I had so many doubts along the way but everyday I logged my workout into Beachbody. It wasn't long before I realized that I had completed a month or workouts. There were so many days that I just didn't want to "push play." I was tired, sore, and unmotivated. But, everyday I pushed "play" because I wasn't going to let my daughters down. Accountability has been the key to my success thus far.
What in particular did you like about the program you chose? * I still like the fact that I can do this workout at home. I didn't have to go out and buy a lot of expensive equipment. I liked the thought that it really didn't matter what my current physical condition was....that I needed to log it in and I would see improvement. I like the way a "modified" version was shown. There were many times that I just needed to use that form to get thru the workout.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of? * The best results that I have received is that I "take up less real estate!" I actually have arms that I am proud of. I am wearing clothes that I never dreamed that I would be able to fit into. I have more energy and my posture has improved because I am sitting and standing taller.
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program? * I just did the Impossible (for me at least!).Nothing is impossible now. My confidence is through the roof. Anyone that told me I couldn't do it is amazed. I showed them! I showed me too! I eat differently now and don't miss anything that I used to have. I have learned to eat and like vegetables. I stand taller and walk proud. I tuck my shirts in. My speech is much more positive and motivating then ever in the past. Since getting rid of this weight, I think I have more credibility, which still bothers me that "fat people" aren't taken as credible. Working out now is not just a program but it is a way of life. I have more energy then ever before.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable? Chris Nix (my coach) was always positive and upbeat. Any accomplishment that anyone had in the group, brought so many comments and positive responses. I worked harder to post those accomplishments that I had no matter how big or little. I fed off of the positive energy of the group. I encouraged others and they in return, encouraged me.
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey? He was always quick to reply to questions that I had. As a "technologically challenged" person, I had questions on how to post pictures, etc on the web site. I had questions about workout videos and equipment. He and other members of the group were always there and I never once felt or have seen a negative comment. I also never felt pressure to buy more products whether workout videos or supplements.
How did a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program (such as Shakeology® or Beachbody Ultimate Reset®) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, digestion/regularity? I had never taken a Supplement before like Shakeology but I found that I just didn't eat as much when I took it. I felt that I was getting the vitamins and nutritional support that I needed that I was probably missing with my diet alone. In years past, I was sick quite a bit but since working out and taking Shakeology, I have had 2 minor colds this last year. Amazing stuff for me!
Did you achieve any other measureable improvements with a Beachbody Supplement or Nutritional Product or Program? (e.g. Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, triglycerides, etc...) My BP is down and I am off most of my prescribed medications. My HDL is up and my LDL is down to levels that I have never seen before.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Tell us about the greatest challenge you faced. How did you overcome that challenge?
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody® program. What achievements are you proud of?
How did your Team Beachbody® Coach support you on your journey?
How did Shakeology® support your transformation? What are the biggest benefits?
What tips or tools on did you find most useful? What made them so instrumental?
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